Steve Killing’s America’s Cup Talk Raises almost $10,000 for our Sailing School!

A sellout-crowd was on hand at Midland Cultural Centre on April 6 to hear America’s Cup design veteran and well-known MBSC member Steve Killing give an insider’s view of the 2017 event in Bermuda, won by New Zealand, and a peek at what’s coming next (hydrofoil monohulls!). The audience was there to hear about the world of extreme multihull racing and what Steve saw in Bermuda as a member of the America’s Cup measurement rules team, but they also came out to raise funds for our sailing school. About 220 tickets were sold, making the event a sellout. Between ticket sales, sponsor contributions, and an auction that included autographed America’s Cup swag, more than $9000 was generated in support of a badly needed new building for the school. We had great support from MBSC members as well as interested sailors from the wider community. The event was co-sponsored by North Sails, and was presented with the support of Ontario Sailing, Harris & Ellis Yachts, Canadian Yachting Magazine, Bay Port Marina, Georgian Bay Sanitation, Templeton Windows, Steve’s Bobcat, Henry’s Fish Restaurant, GI Top Shop, and Bank of Montreal. Auction items were donated by Holland Marine, Gyles Sails & Marine, Gordon Laco and Epifanes, Douglas Hunter, Emirates Team New Zealand, Steve Killing, North Sails, and Georgian Bay Regatta 2018. A big thanks to Steve and Marg Killing and the MBSC members who volunteered their time.